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45 Helpful Ways To Lift Your Mood + FREE Mood Tracker Printable

For when you need that "pick me up" action.

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Looking for ways to lift your mood?

No matter what happened, your mood can be improved.

Science says that doing certain things can help to stimulate the right parts of your brain or push those little happiness hormones – endorphins – right into your bloodstream.

These hormones, along with another happiness hormone serotonin are responsible for feeling good, feeling happy, and uplifted.

Simply speaking – doing something that activates these little friends in our body is a sure way to make you feel better and brighten up your face.  But let’s leave all the science stuff behind and take look at the practical ways you can lift your mood right now, so you can feel at least a little bit better.

Some of them are easier, some may require a little bit of willpower while you’re still sad, but I believe you will find at least one idea on this list to try and improve your mood.

Ready?

For starters… Whatever happened, you will be okay.

Things will get better because they always do.

Now let’s move on to the topic.

 

45 Helpful Ways To Lift Your Mood

 

  1. Watch your favorite TV show.
  2. Make yourself your favorite meal.
  3. Go on a long walk.
  4. Have a SPA session.
  5. Buy new makeup or beauty products.
  6. Watch funny content on Youtube.
  7. Go shopping (or shop online).
  8. Explore nearby art galleries.
  9. Go see a movie by yourself.
  10. Make or shop for gifts for someone you love.
  11. Sit in the sunshine.
  12. Play fun video games.
  13. Snuggle into your comfiest pajamas and drink hot cocoa.
  14. Get a massage.
  15. Do a rebalancing meditation.
  16. Call and chat with someone you love.
  17. Eat some dark chocolate.
  18. Listen to uplifting songs.
  19. Do some mood-boosting yoga (Youtube will help a lot with this).
  20. Write all that’s bothering you down and let it go.
  21. Steam citrusy essential oils in your room (these scents are able to lift your mood as well).
  22. Buy yourself some flowers.
  23. Cry all the negative emotions out (sometimes we just need to let the overload of the emotions out to feel better).
  24. Get back to the present moment by being mindful.
  25. Play your favorite music and dance it off.
  26. Excercise to get a boost of happiness hormones.
  27. Remind yourself of things you’re grateful for.
  28. Watch silly animal videos.
  29. Help somebody you love.
  30. Cuddle with your loved one.
  31. Play with your pet.
  32. Watch the best comedy you’ve ever seen.
  33. Put on your makeup, dress up, and go out.
  34. Meet your best friends.
  35. Do something new and exciting.
  36. Clean up and organize your surroundings (clutter is a strong depressant!).
  37. Look at happy photos from good times.
  38. Find the brightest side of your life and make it your focus.
  39. Drink some coffee (for some people, caffeine works as a mood lifter).
  40. Take a long nap.
  41. Watch your favorite childhood cartoon.
  42. Read an uplifting book or online stories.
  43. Drink mood-boosting tea.
  44. Read witty quotes and sayings.
  45. Read jokes and anecdotes online.

I hope you found at least a few ideas on what to do next to lift your mood!

Remember that no matter what ruined your mood, it’s in your hands to make it better.

Also – sometimes simply a decision to not overthink helps.

Next up, grab a few free printable mood trackers to track your moods.

 

Free Printable Mood Tracker (Monthly Tracking)

 

Today we’re sharing a monthly mood tracker printable that looks like this:

Monthly Mood Tracking Journal Printable

It will help you to track your moods for the whole year:

Monthly Mood Tracking Journal Printable Explained

 

Monthly Mood Tracking Journal Printable Journal

To grab free printable mood tracker, choose the paper size you use:

Monthly Mood Tracker by ShineSheets – Page size US Letter

Monthly Mood Tracker by ShineSheets – Page size A4

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